Eclipse vs. Visual Studio Code

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What is Eclipse?

Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.

What is Visual Studio Code?

Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
Why do developers choose Eclipse?
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Why do developers choose Visual Studio Code?
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What are the cons of using Eclipse?
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What companies use Eclipse?
333 companies on StackShare use Eclipse
What companies use Visual Studio Code?
1310 companies on StackShare use Visual Studio Code
What tools integrate with Eclipse?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Eclipse
What tools integrate with Visual Studio Code?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Studio Code

What are some alternatives to Eclipse and Visual Studio Code?

  • IntelliJ IDEA - Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM
  • Visual Studio - State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between.
  • Android Studio - Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA
  • Xcode - The complete toolset for building great apps

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